I used to say that anyone who claims to hate HAPPY HARDCORE is ignorant or lying. Let’s put it to the test.
DOWSTER & ALEX BASSJUNKIE
In 2008, these 2 established HHC producers got together to form the CANDY CRUSH label, and several collabs resulted. My favourite of the lot has to be a tune called GIVE YOURSELF TO ME. It’s a total throw back to ’96 style UK HARDCORE. Most “ode to the past” HHC makes me snooze, but few tunes properly hit that true ’96 feel. It was a very unique year for Hardcore, and one that I hold particularly deer. Besides, this jam has so much hands up energy, it’s just plain stompy goodness. Spin it!
DOWNLOAD: Dowster & Alex Bassjunkie – Give Yourself To Me (RIGHT CLICK>SAVE AS)
No wonder this tune is so authentically old-school. DOWSTER has been raving since 1990, and DJing since ’93. He was an original member of the RAVER BABY COLLECTIVE and continues on, today, to push the boundaries of Hardcore, often (as in this case) by stepping back in time.
ALEX BASSJUNKIE is no new kid either, although you might think so when listening to his recent creations. He’s been on the forefront of the emerging, ELECTRO & DUBSTEP infused, sounds of Hardcore. A true innovator, and one to watch, for sure.
Now honestly, holler at me if you’re not feelin’ love for this tune. *cricket cricket*